Nigerian finance maven Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history as first woman and African to become WTO director-general

Three months after the Trump administration rejected her, former Nigerian finance minister Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala received unanimous backing on Monday to become the first woman and first African director-general of the World Trade Organization. A self-declared “doer” with a track record of taking on seemingly intractable problems, Okonjo-Iweala will have her work cut out for her… Read More Nigerian finance maven Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala makes history as first woman and African to become WTO director-general

France fines Google $1.34million over hotel rankings

Google Ireland and Google France have agreed to pay a 1.1 million euros (an equivalent of $1.34 million) fine after a probe found that Google’s hotel rankings could be misleading for consumers, France’s finance ministry and fraud watchdog said on Monday. The ministry and watchdog also said in a statement that Google has amended its… Read More France fines Google $1.34million over hotel rankings

Former Argentine President Carlos Menem dies at 90

Flamboyant Argentine ex-President Carlos Menem died on Sunday at age 90 after battling long-term health problems, the country’s current President Alberto Fernandez announced in a tweet. Menem led a tabloid personal life while he pushed Argentina to an economic boom, but his two-term 1989-1999 presidency crumbled under the weight of corruption scandals and he spent… Read More Former Argentine President Carlos Menem dies at 90